In this video I demonstrate the difference between non-destructive effects vs destructive effects in Audacity 3.2.0. Prior to Audacity 3.2.0 any effects added to a track were destructive, meaning each effect I added was embedded in the waveform itself, changing the waveform. As soon as I saved my project and closed the program, I could never undo what I had done. This is destructive editing. But starting with Audacity 3.2.0, that’s changed. We now have the option to use non-destructive editing where the effects I add don’t touch the waveform but remain external to it. This is non-destructive editing.
00:00 – Intro: The Difference Between Destructive and Non-Destructive Effects
00:45 – Destructive Editing Demonstration
01:53 – Non-Destructive Realtime Effects
02:49 – Adding Non-Destructive Realtime Effects
03:31 – Enabling and Disabling Realtime Effects
05:55 – Stacking Multiple Effects
07:14 – Destructive Effects Are Still Available
07:47 – Wrap-Up
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Now that the time shift tool is no longer a part of Audacity, how do we move audio segments? With the advent of Audacity version 3.1.x moving audio around has gotten easier and quicker. In this video, I show you how to split audio into separate segments, how to join audio segments together, and how to move audio now that the time shift tool is no longer with us.
00:00 – Intro
00:23 – How to Split Audio in Audacity
01:56 – How to Move Audio in Audacity
02:59 – How to Join Audio in Audacity
04:39 – Summary
04:50 – Other Places You’ll Find Me
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Audacity floated this image out to the world on a couple of social media platforms last week as a way of some of the possible options for a future version. While the screenshot I share in this video isn’t in production, it does give us a glimpse into some possible improvements being worked on by the fine people at Audacity. I think it’s headed in the right direction in many ways but what are your thoughts?
00:00 – Introduction 00:24 – Where Have I Been? 01:32 – Learn Audacity Brand 01:55 – Audacity’s Shared Screenshot 06:04 – Audacity on the Microsoft App Store 07:10 – Audacity Milestones Webpage 07:41 – LearnAudacity.com 08:12 – Online Courses I Teach
Audacity version 3.1.3 is out. There are some significant fixes with this release. In this video, I talk about one of them that I had previously mentioned in a video (link below) and reported to Audacity. Namely, the inability to change or delete a clip name without it causing Audacity to crash when using sync-lock tracks. That’s been fixed in this version of Audacity. This only affected Mac users. In this video I’m using a 2017 MacBook Pro running OS Monterey and Audacity version 3.1.3.
And a big shoutout and thank you to all of you! I’ve reached 1,000 subscribers!! This blows my mind. Thank you all for sticking with me on my channel. You all rock!
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I’ve found a problem with Audacity 3.1.2 that may be related to the Mac operating system. I can’t change or delete clip names (these are the new clip names that were introduced in version 3.1.0) and to make matters worse, if I try to do so with sync-lock tracks enabled, Audacity crashes every time. Someone on the Audacity User’s Forum mentioned they weren’t having that problem running Windows, so it may just be Mac related. I’m running MacOS Monterey (12.0.1) on a 2017 MacBook Pro.
CONTENTS: 00:00 – Intro 00:36 – Track Label Overlays 02:13 – Audio Clip Names 04:50 – Clip Names Can’t Be Changed 06:12 – My System Specs 07:01 – Clip Names With Sync-Lock Tracks Crashes My Audacity 09:17 – Summary 10:00 – Wrap-up